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by srikumar
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cricket
Replies: 678
Views: 35780

Re: Cricket

I don't know why he is being bandied about as a "role model". If the parents cannot guide the kids, why blame cricketers and movie stars? Typical to assign blame to someone else. Well, like it or not, these public figures have an effect on adolescents and even young adults. Even with parents to gui...
by srikumar
Tue Jan 01, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1630
Views: 54963

Re: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )

Anyone who says India is an intolerant country should be shown the first 2 pictures above with the women in burqua with the sign (and informed that the muslim women are protesting the right to enter a Hindu temple). While I support the right of people to protest, when stuff like this happens, one is...
by srikumar
Mon Dec 31, 2018 7:55 am
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cricket
Replies: 678
Views: 35780

Re: Cricket

I think sledging can be pretty funny, but the problem is it can escalate depending on the situation. And it is the Aussies who put themselves as the arbiters of what is acceptable sledging and what is not. Take for example, what Glenn McGrath said to Ramesh Sarwan: "What does Brian LAra's dick taste...
by srikumar
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1630
Views: 54963

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Correct me if I am wrong but this reminds me about the Taj Mahal. Namaz never used to be held there, as far as I know. And then about 10 years ago (or 5 years ago?) I read news reports about namaz being held there. A few years of this and recently I read a news article where the Waqf Board claimed o...
by srikumar
Sun Dec 30, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cricket
Replies: 678
Views: 35780

Re: Cricket

1. This is quite the departure from a decades ago where no one would acknowledge Indian fast bowlers, calling them 'quick' and medium-fast. The aussie captain himself said this time that this is best pace attack in the world right now. 2. I am beginning to think that many aussie citizens are probabl...
by srikumar
Sat Dec 29, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1630
Views: 54963

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^^^In theory, your point is correct. But given the blatant bias and partisanship of the press, in some cases with support from outside interests, what is the solution? The standards of honesty have slid significantly over the decades to a point today where the only honest channel is the one that exp...
by srikumar
Fri Dec 28, 2018 5:56 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1630
Views: 54963

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I dont like posting one-liners but the bottom right picture of Prime Minister Man Mohan Singh reverently saluting Rehan Vadra (?) is sickening to look at. There is not one ounce of dignity in that picture ....whether it is MMS, Robert and Priyanka.
by srikumar
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:58 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1630
Views: 54963

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dinesh_kumar wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:52 pm
^ there's none saar.
I am confused. Surely you know that India will have a Prime Minister in 2019 or 2020 or 2021 whether or not there is an alternative.

And that Prime Minister will rule India (whether or not you can suggest an alternative).
by srikumar
Thu Dec 27, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1630
Views: 54963

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dinesh_kumar wrote:
Thu Dec 27, 2018 3:38 pm
^ I agree partially with above posts on Control of Hindu temples, RTE, etc.

He is the modern Prithviraj Chauhan, the last Hindu king of Delhi.

He couldn't change our lives.... Let him go in peace.
Good post Dinesh.

After he goes, ideally who could replace him (to reach the goals)?
by srikumar
Thu Dec 27, 2018 7:15 am
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1630
Views: 54963

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Seems like the election battle has come to me. Youtube, which I use daily for entertainment (hindi songs mostly) has in the last couple of weeks, started 'suggesting' videos ......with Indira Gandhi in them. I've never looked for IG stuff. There was one that came 2 weeks ago, stayed for week. I did ...
by srikumar
Tue Dec 25, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1630
Views: 54963

Re: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )

Some random thoughts.... I do believe the Indian voter can vote very differently for state and central elections. Unless there is some compelling reason (like a wave) I can see voters supporting one govt. for state and a different party for the center. Given that the difference between one party win...
by srikumar
Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1630
Views: 54963

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There is an eerie similarity in all the arguments put forth by these AAPtard trolls in every forum - WA, FB, Twtr, BGR, etc. - Modi can't control petrol prices. (Ignore current lower petrol prices) - Modi created all those NPAs. (Ignore how the NPA compounding process works and how it dates back to...
by srikumar
Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:36 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1630
Views: 54963

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You don't like Modi Ji because of your corruption allegation (fair enough) but you are willing to vote for congress whose reason d'eater is to loot the country from every angle and every revenue. Exactly my man. This is a simple question to ask anyone who spouts reams of highly intelligent commenta...
by srikumar
Fri Dec 21, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1630
Views: 54963

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chinamayanand, All this long, detailed posts from you are useless. I've read many such posts over the years from even more smart and detail-oriented people on BRF. Those who try to be clever follow the same predictable pattern .....talk about what they want to, and studiously avoid other things. Old...
by srikumar
Fri Dec 21, 2018 12:28 am
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1630
Views: 54963

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^^^Item # A on your list would be alarming....if indeed if it took a loss in 3 state elections for BJP leadership to be -aware- that (a) it has a problem, and (b) the problem is farmer distress. I am assuming/hoping that BHP knew before The polling was complete that it would lose. If this not the ca...
by srikumar
Wed Dec 19, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1630
Views: 54963

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2019 is going to be a BIG WIN for Modi & company. Today, Aaj tak reported announcement of SP and BSP alliance on Mayawati birthday as per it's sources. If this happens , BJP will ......... 20 seats. Forward castes will ......thug bandhan. BJP may ......only 90% of votes . chinmayanand ji.... what d...
by srikumar
Wed Dec 19, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1630
Views: 54963

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NaMo thundered in the Lok Sabha against the MNREGA and mocked Congress - then turned around and INCREASED the outlays for the same scheme Great.😀.when did this happen? This just what needs to be done😀. Looks like Namo is ahead of BGF here.👍. We were just finding this out in only the last week after...
by srikumar
Tue Dec 18, 2018 3:24 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1630
Views: 54963

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^^^chetak: to win Indian elections just one 'ism' is enough: schism. John Titor, I dont know hanumadu's position but KL Dubey's position seems to be that a negative message repeated repeatedly : ) (there, I a coined a phrase) has its own momentum, and generates further negativity. Note his comment a...
by srikumar
Mon Dec 17, 2018 7:58 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1630
Views: 54963

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'chinmay' anand ji, aap ka post ka ham anand le rahain.... It is posters like you that make me laugh. Is your list in the order of importance? I'll assume it is. For the top 3 items, you expect a better results from Congress? Or your favorite neta Shri Nota (NOTA). How about item # 5. UCC/RJB from C...
by srikumar
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1630
Views: 54963

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My 2 cents.... on some pontifications on human nature and Indian nature. If some ( maybe 10%-5% ) people can get away with cheating, or getting freebies, or get paid 100% for doing 10% of the work, or stealing small amounts etc. and this 'work ethic' is generally known/visible to the rest, including...
by srikumar
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1630
Views: 54963

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^^^All of the above sounds plausible and not unreasonable. One can expect every group to look out for themselves, especially if the income is earned honestly and taxes are paid honestly. I dont know what the answer is to why the big hoarders and evaders got away (if indeed they did). Asking for anot...
by srikumar
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cricket
Replies: 678
Views: 35780

Re: Cricket

Yep. Remember Rick 'Are you questioning my integrity' Ponting. Same catch...same culture continues. Aussie cricket culture wont change overnight, even after getting caught in front of everyone in S.A. They will push the grey area/border line as much as they can get away with. Their on-field cricket ...
by srikumar
Wed Dec 12, 2018 7:22 pm
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1630
Views: 54963

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Guys, sorry for my ignorance, but what does NOTA stand for? it means that some voter took the trouble to go to a polling station; stand in the polling line for hours (if needed) in hot sun or rain or cold, and then tick the NOTA 'none of the above' box and went home. These are not voters who stayed...
by srikumar
Wed Dec 12, 2018 1:05 am
Forum: Politics, News & Current Affairs
Topic: The Great Indian Political Drama - 3 (Oct 2018 - )
Replies: 1630
Views: 54963

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My 2 cents- state elections are based on local (to the state) issues and not what's happening outside the state. RJ voters would not have been bothered by what's going on in MP or CG. The avg voter is going to see what's in it for me. So, if there was a Hindutva issue specific to a state, I would ha...
by srikumar
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: General Discussions
Topic: Cricket
Replies: 678
Views: 35780

Re: Cricket

^^^ wel...its not just you. The team coach-wa Ravi Jaishankar Shastri also thought the test might go....his indicated that his 'gand came in his hand' (old jungle expression) while watching the end of the match. On a side-note, if this match had been held 2-3 years ago, same players, same form, same...